Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: Korean
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: * Unlike most countries that require signed forms from the applicant, the Korean Patent Office accepts faxed or scanned copies of specific Powers of Attorney and Assignment forms. General forms must still be mailed in hard copy.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No
Language: Korean
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: • A certified copy of the Priority Document needs to be filed within 18 months from the earliest priority date (with details needed at filing).

• The Priority Document does not need to be submitted if the priority application was filed in JP, EP, or US.

• Unlike most countries that require signed forms from the applicant, the Korean Intellectual Property Office accepts scanned copies of documents.

• As of January 1 2015, Paris Convention applications into Korea can be filed in English with the Korean translation filed before the 14-month deadline. However, the official basic fee will increase substantially and an agent late fee will also apply.

Y.P. Lee, Mock & Partners

Established: 1985

Number of Professional Staff: 350+

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in South Korea
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in South Korea

Y.P. Lee, Mock & Partners is the leading boutique IP law firm in Korea. With around 170 patent attorneys, the firm can handle all fields within technology based sectors and intellectual property.

For international IP matters, it provides proactive professional services and strives for high customer satisfaction. Its many years of experience in handling a large volume of filings not only to the Korean Intellectual Property Office but also to the USPTO, EPO, JPO and SIPO means that the firm is expert in carrying out a broad range of IP services in addition to translations required when it handles international cases for overseas clients.

The firm’s highly computerized management system also guarantees reliable services for administrating clients’ IP portfolios.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemistry
• Electrical and Electronics
• Healthcare
• Material
• Mechanical and Mechatronics
• Pharmaceuticals

Contact Information

Mail

12F Daelim Acrotel,
13 Eonju-ro 30-gil,
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-971,
Republic of Korea

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Website

www.leemock.com

YOU ME Patent & Law Firm

Established: 1981

Number of Professional Staff: 270+

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in South Korea
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in South Korea

YOU ME Patent & Law Firm is one of the largest and most reputable intellectual property firms in Korea.

With headquarters in Seoul, YOU ME has 140 patent attorneys with strong technical credentials and experience in the fields of aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, IT, chemicals, clean energy, computers, electronics, materials science, mechanics, medical devices, metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and others.

YOU ME strives to bring down the costs of IP protection without sacrificing the quality of its work, by integrating state-of-the-art technology with human resources, and always seeking to deliver on time.

By providing clients with cost-effective and expeditious solutions through a broad range of first-class services, the firm’s efforts as an industry leader are consistently acknowledged by international publications and government agencies.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electrical & Computer
• Information Technology
• Life Science
• Material & Chemical
• Mechanical & Electromechanical
• Medical Devices
• Pharmaceuticals

Contact Information

Mail

Seolim Building,
115 Teheran-ro,
Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-912
Republic of Korea

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Website

www.youme.com

AJU Kim Chang & Lee

Established: 1965

Number of Professional Staff: 260+

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in South Korea
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in South Korea

AJU Kim Chang & Lee is one of the largest IP law firms in Korea in both number of employees and the number of cases handled. They pride themselves on being a highly reliable partner for their clients. Providing a full range of IP services from patent prosecution to litigation, their streamlined and efficient workflow enables the firm to provide a one-stop suite of of IP solutions. Clients benefit from their many years of experience, industry expertise and a deep-rooted professional approach.

Today, with 55 attorneys and 48 technical specialists in the IP group and 36 attorneys in their General Law group, the firm handles over 6,000 cases worldwide every year, including over 5,000 patent, utility model and trademark applications, providing a broad range of IP prosecution, litigation and related services.

Specialities

• Chemistry
• Computer science
• Electrical & Information Technology
• Life science
• Material science
• Mechanics
• Medical Devices

Contact Information

Mail

Donghee Bldg, 7th-14th Floor,
302 Gangnam Daero,
Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, 06253,
Republic of Korea

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